Explained- West Nile Virus: All you need to know

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West Nile Virus was introduced into the Western Hemisphere during the late summer of 1999 and has been causing significant and sometimes severe human diseases since that time. This article briefly touches upon the biology of the virus and provides a comprehensive review regarding recent discoveries about virus transmission, virus acquisition, and human infection and disease.

Jet Airways Crisis: Explained

Jet Airways Founder and Chairman NareshGoyal and his wife Anita Goyal resigned from the board on March 25, 2019 amid the reports of looming financial crisis in the airlines. However, the CEO of Jet Airways, Vinay Dube will stay on to steer the airline carrier out of the current financial crisis

The board of Jet Airways accepted their resignation. NareshGoyal is presently in London, and addressed all 23,000 employees from there. The Jet Airways was founded nearly 25 years ago by the Goyals in 1993.

Post their resignation, the Bank Led Interim Resolution Plan (BLIRP) came into effect for the revival of the airline.

Government Slashes Price Of 390 Non-Scheduled Cancer Drugs By Upto 87%

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The maximum retail price of 390 non-scheduled cancer medicines have been reduced by up to 87 percent, which would result in annual savings of around Rs 800 crore for the patients, the government said. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority on Feb. 27 had brought 42 non-scheduled anti-cancer drugs under price control, capping trade margin at 30 percent.

Manufacturers and hospitals were directed to convey the revised MRP, to be effective from

March 8, based on the trade margin formula.

This move is expected to benefit 22 lakh cancer patients in the country and would result in annual savings of around Rs 800 crore to the patients.

Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed as India’s first Lokpal; IBBI, SEBI sign MoU for better implementation of IBC

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India gets its first Lokpal six years after the passage of Act, former Supreme Court judge, Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on March 19, 2019 appointed as India’s first Lokpal also known as the anti-corruption ombudsman.

Ghose appointment was approved by the President Ram NathKovind. Besides this, the President also appointed four judicial and four non-judicial members of the Lokpal.

‘One Nation One Card’: PM NarendraModi launches mobility card that would work across country

Ahmedabad: PM NarendraModi launched the indigenously-developed National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) to enable people to pay multiple kinds of transport charges, including metro services and toll tax, across the country. Dubbed as ‘One Nation One Card’, the inter-operable transport card would allow the holders to pay for their bus travel, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money.

Swachh Bharat Mission (G): Over 96 percent of households in Rural India actually use toilets

Around 96.5 percent of the households in Rural India who have access to the toilet use it as per the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2018-19, conducted by Independent Verification Agency (IVA).

The Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) on February 6, 2019 launched the ‘Darwaza Band -Part 2’ campaign for sustainability of the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status of villages across the country.

President Ram NathKovind launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme 2019

Image result for President Ram NathKovind launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme 2019President Ram NathKovind on March 9, 2019 launched the Pulse Polio programme 2019 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old at the RahstrapatiBhawan.

More than 17 crore children of less than five years across the country will be given polio drops as part of the Pulse Polio Programme 2019 to sustain polio eradication from the country.

Explained- Kartarpur Sahib Corridor: India, Pakistan held talks to finalise modalities for Kartarpur Corridor

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Indian and Pakistan’s officials on March 14, 2019 held the first round of talks to discuss and finalise the modalities for Kartarpur Corridor at the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border.

The corridor will facilitate visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to the GurdwaraDarbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan. Indian Government seeks to operationalise the Kartarpur Corridor by November 2019 on the occasion of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.